About this listing
Historic, tree-lined Swann Street NW, one of America's most beautiful streets, designer-rustic 2-story house w/ 2BR, 16' ceiling living room, great outdoor deck. Walking distance to the museums. One block to the restaurants, cafes & clubs on 14th & U, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Black Cat, 9:30 Club. Dupont and U Street metros, Bikeshare, and bus service (Red, Green, and Yellow lines with direct access to National Airport). Owners are well-read, well-traveled American-Argentine architect couple.
Built in 1870, the house had been converted into a corner store until the present architect/owners renovated it as their home. A bit rough around the edges, two cats, old family portraits hang on rough exposed brick, double-height living room with tall windows and full of large plants, 10' ceiling in kitchen, mezzanine office, outdoor deck above kitchen, the guest bedroom has a small private bathroom down the hall.
Guests have full access to the 2-story house, and outdoor deck. There is a washer/dryer, and two bikes for getting around.
We live and work at the house with our office on the mezzanine.
Interaction with guests
Phone call away.
Living and working in the house with the office in the mezzanine makes for easy communication.
Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, the house is just a block away from some of the best and newest restaurants, bars, music venues, and cafes Washington DC has to offer. Walking distance to Trader Joes and Whole foods as well as the museums and historic monuments downtown.
The green line U street metro stop is a five minute walk. The red line Dupont Circle metro stop is about a fifteen minutes walk. Easy access to bus lines and taxis/Uber.
Other things to note
The two beds can be pushed together to make a king sized bed.
Two house cats.
- Family-friendly, no extra people or parties
- No smoking please
- If returning late please be quiet
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My wife, Lucrecia, and I are both architects and partners with our own small design firm. We met in Barcelona and lived there for 10 years before coming to DC. Well-traveled and well-read, we speak both English and Spanish fluently. We also launched the Dupont Underground an important new arts and exhibition space and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.